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The Tobermory Cat
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Publication Date
02 October 2012
Hardback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Limited

The Tobermory Cat

Written and Illustrated by Debi Gliori


eBook also available from the iBookstore


‘Gliori’s gentle story is appealing but her clever illustrations steal the show. Full of detail , allusion and charm they can be returned to time and again. What an ad for Tobermory – and cats!’ - Scotsman 

Once upon a time, in Tobermory on the beautiful isle of Mull, there lived a cat. Now, all around Mull were cats - some were wonderfully soft and woolly, some were great singers, others were experts in fishing and some were superbly sulky. Tourists flocked to see them and hear them, but in Tobermory the cats were just cats. One cat decided, though, he was going to be special to help the people of Tobermory but he found it was harder than he thought. That was until he got some very good advice from some special friends. 

Here are some sample pages of this delightful book:


Debi Gliori was born in Glasgow and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She is well known both for her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award (twice) and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Debi was also the Shetland Islands’ first Children’s Writer-in-Residence. Among her many books are No Matter What, What’s the Time Mr Wolf and Stormy Weather.